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date: 18 September 2020

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This chapter presents a survey of rock reliefs from the Arsacid period. The principle examples include Bisotun, Sar-e Pol-e Zohab, Tang-e Sarvak, Hung-e Azhdar, and Tang-e Butan. The reliefs are described, their iconography is discussed, and their chronology is outlined. Details of dress and weaponry are stressed. With a few exceptions, most of the reliefs are anepigraphic, and therefore attributing them to a particular ruler is problematic. Some associated inscriptions confirm that certain reliefs were the work of Elymaean rather than than Arsacid rulers.

Keywords: Bisotun, Sar-e Pol-e Zohab, Tang-e Sarvak, Hung-e Azhdar, Tang-e Butan, Elymais

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